Weston-super-Mare fish restaurant reopens with new management and food menu
PUBLISHED: 10:00 05 May 2018
A Weston restaurant has undergone vast changes to offer a brilliant dining experience.
Nelson’s Fish and Grill, in Birnbeck Road, has a new manager, waiting staff and chefs, while also making extensive changes to its menu.
The restaurant now opens for breakfast and serves coffees and cakes every day of the week.
For main-course meals, its grill selection will stay the same but specials change every day.
It reopened two weeks ago and has earned high praise from customers so far.
Manager Carmen Futcher said: “Our dishes are fresh on the day and we can cater for individual customer’s needs and requirements. Not many places can offer this in Weston, our location right next to the sea gives you great views out across the seafront to Brean Down which adds to the dining experience.
“I want Nelson’s to be regarded as a fish restaurant, not a chip shop.”
Carmen initially came onboard as a waitress after her son, who already worked there, said an extras set of hands was needed in the kitchen.
Carmen explained: “It was on its knees and did not have any form of management in place and was in dire need of a boost.
“I talked to the owner about some ideas I had on re-branding and a full staff shake-up.
“The feedback we have received from customers so far has been amazing.”
For the first time it now serves morning meals and refreshments.
Getting fish in fresh each day allows the chefs to tinker with meals and create dishes from scratch.
Some of these, such as the lobster burger, have proved so popular they will remain as permanent fixture on the menu.
The restaurant can cater for parties of more than 20 people, as long as food orders are placed three days before the event and a deposit is paid two weeks prior.
She added: “I want us to get people from the area coming here regularly and not just holidaymakers.
“Smaller and independent businesses need the trade rather than the more commercial chains and fast food eateries, there are loads of them in Weston.
“I am so passionate and want to make Nelson’s the number one restaurant in Weston.”